NOVA Neptune MAX DVR Lathe

Item: TR55712

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Product Description

NOVA Neptune Max 15" Digital Direct Drive Lathe 

Neptune Max, the new 1.5HP lathe with an intelligent direct-drive digital motor from Straitech. This floor version of NOVA's Neptune includes the heavy duty floor stand and extends the between centers to 28″ Neptune Max goes far beyond any other lathe in its class: just a twist of a knob and speed can be adjusted from 100 rpm up to 4,000 rpm with no sacrifice in torque.  Neptune Max’s outstanding machine features and specifications include a 360-degree pivoting and sliding head, a 15” (381mm) over bed swing with 28” (711mm) between centers. Whether you’re turning large projects or small, Neptune’s unparalleled, smart motor technology from Striatech has an easy-to-use, software-driven controller and provides the ultimate in smooth performance, intelligent control, and power under load.

Industry Best Warranty: 10 years coverage on the digital motor and 5 years on the electronic and mechanical*. 

Smart Direct Drive: With no belts or pulleys, simply choose your material, pick up your chisel, and get to work. The M33 lathe spindle is the rotor of Neptune’s smart, direct drive digital motor from Striatech: it has more than enough power (Peak Power 1.5HP) – and high torque power at low rpms – with an instantly adjustable speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm. Neptune can virtually handle any conceivable project requirement.

Intelligent Computer Control: Neptunes software applications open up a whole new universe of lathe control functions that do not exist in traditional wood lathes. Using its superior, digital direct drive system, all the power you desire is at your fingertips for smooth, vibration-free efficiency over Neptunes’s vast speed range.

Customize Speed Settings: There are 4 speed customizable speed settings. These are convenient for presetting your favorite turning speeds or for presetting specific project speeds (from rough, shaping, fine detail and finishing).   

Speed Ramp – Neptune has two speed ramp settings which are customizable in the menu:

  1. Normal Mode: a moderate speed ramp-up – suitable for most turning situations
  2. Extra Large Mode (X-Lge/unbalance): slowly ramp up to the set speed – ideal for large, heavy, or unbalanced workpieces

Electronic Braking: A fundamental part of woodturning is stopping a moving workpiece to examine the cut and shaping progress. Stopping the lathe quickly saves time and is safer than the operator using their hand on the hand wheel or workpiece. With Neptune, you can brake quickly and safely: adjustable electronic braking is set in the menu – from a soft 1% to a substantial 19%.

Power Saving: Neptune has the potential to save up to 80% in power consumption when compared to regular AC/DC powered lathes.

Neptune’s powerful computer-controlled digital motor also monitors motor conditions, providing the right power to maintain the speed set when varying loads (e.g. chisel cutting force) are applied to the workpiece. As the cutting force varies, the computer only draws enough power to meet the conditions and maintain speed.

The 360° swiveling headstock locks at any position and includes locating pin detents at 0°, 22.5°, 45°, 90°, and 180°.  The 4″ tailstock is self-ejecting.  The bed has CAD designed webbing to absorb vibration throughout the bed length and provides exceptional structural strength.

Also included are a knock-out bar, 9” (229mm) Tool Rest, Live Center, 2MT Spur Center, 3” (80mm) Face Plate, USB A-A Cable, 3mm, 10mm, 14mm Allan Keys.

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The new Neptune Max, from NOVA, at a glance:

  • Warranty: 10 years on Digital Motor ~ 5 Years on Electronics and Mechanical Parts and Components
  • High-torque, 1.5 HP direct drive digital motor from Striatech which provides a speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm
  • 15″ Swing with 28″ between centers
  • Headstock that swivels 360 degrees and slides along the full length of the bed
  • M33 spindle 
  • No transmission power lost through belts & pulleys
  • 4″ (100mm) tailstock with laser etched metric and imperial rule
  • Coarse, or fine speed adjustment over entire speed range
  • (4) Programmable speed settings
  • 24 division digital on screen indexing
  • Large RPM screen display
  • Electronic brake assist option
  • Speed chart guide menu/on-screen error mode diagnostics
  • Chisel jam sensor/auto shutdown
  • Startup Speed Ramp options are safer & beneficial for more extensive work
  • 9” (229mm) tool rest

Additional accessories:

Bed Extension – SKU: 55264 Provides 16” (406mm) extra bed length

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